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Psammocora haimeana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851

207262  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207262)

 unaccepted > misspelling - incorrect subsequent spelling
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Psammocora haimiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1851). Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 6. Monographie des Fongides. <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3.</em> 15: 73-144. [details]   
Description Colonies are encrusting or massive. Calices are about 2 - 4 mm diameter, and septa have a characteristic petaloid...  
Description Colonies are encrusting or massive. Calices are about 2 - 4 mm diameter, and septa have a characteristic petaloid structure. This is a very common and abundant species at depths between 8 and 30 m deep on reefs with clear or even moderately turbid water such as the central barrier reef in the Red Sea, exposed fringing reefs, and atoll slopes. Its small colony size, grey or brown colour and its preference for crevices probably makes it under-recognised. In the Arabian region, this species encompasses P. superficialis, P. profundicella and P. nierstraszi, though these latter three species appear to be separate in the Australian region. The gradations relate to both calical structures and to collines. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are submassive. Corallites are situated at the bottom of shallow depressions or short non-meandering valleys. Primary septo-costae are petaloid but not exsert. Colour: grey or brown. Abundance: rare. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Usually forms small, low, mound-like encrustations with a pattern of shallow valleys each occupied by up to three corallites. The petal-like structure is more conspicuous in this species as the corallites are larger. Colour: light grey or brown. Habitat: cryptic locations on reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Psammocora haimeana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207262 on 2024-05-28
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original description  (of Psammocora haimiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1851). Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 6. Monographie des Fongides. <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3.</em> 15: 73-144. [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>
page(s): 275, 276 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 1: 1-86.
page(s): 34, 36 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 39 [details]   

additional source Randall RH. (2003). An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. <em>Micronesica.</em> 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 130 [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Benzoni, F., Stefani, F., Stolarski, J., Pichon, M., Mitta, G., Galli, P. 2007. Debating phylogenetic relationships of the scleractinian Psammocora: molecular and morphological evidences. Contributions to Zoology 76: 35-54., available online at http://dpc.uba.uva.nl/cgi/t/text/get-pdf?c=ctz;idno=7601a04
page(s): 37 [details]   

additional source Benzoni, F., Stefani, F., Pichon, M., Galli, P. 2010. The name game: morpho-molecular species boundaries in the genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 421-456. [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C.J. (1921). The Madreporaria of the Siboga expedition: 2. Madreporaria Fungida. Siboga-Expeditie: uitkomsten op zoölogisch, botanisch, oceanographisch en geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900 aan boord H.M. Siboga onder commando van Luitenant ter Zee 1e kl. G.F. Tydeman, XVIb. E.J. Brill: Leiden. 53-98, plates I-VI pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 4, 32, 34, 44, 46 [details]   

additional source Gardiner JS. (1905). Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. <em>Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge.</em> 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93.
page(s): 953 [details]   

additional source Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 19, 52, 63, Pl. X [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., L. Gershwin, F.J. Brook, P. Pugh, E.W. Dawson, O.V.; Ocaña, W. Vervoort, G. Williams, J.E. Watson, D.M. Opresko, P. Schuchert, P.M. Hine, D.P. Gordon, H.I. Campbell, A.J. Wright, J.A.Sánchez & D.G. Fautin. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bassett-Smith, P.W. (1890). Report on the corals from Tizard and Macclesfield Banks, China Sea. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History,.</em> 6(35): 353-374, 443-458, pls. 12-14., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939008694050
page(s): 359, 448 [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 27 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 33, 74 [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C.J. (1922). Madreporaria: Agariciidae. Report of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean 1905, Volume 7. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Series 2, Zoology.</em> 18 (1): 417-429, pls. 31-32.
page(s): 417, 426 [details]   

additional source Boshoff, P.H. (1981). An annotated checklist of Southern Africa Scleractinia. <em>Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, Durban.</em> 49: 1-45.
page(s): 16 [details]   

additional source Fenner, D. P. (2005). Corals of Hawai'i. A Field Guide to the Hard, Black, and Soft Corals of Hawai'i and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway. <em>Mutual Publishing, Ltd., Honolulu.</em> 144 pp.
page(s): 24, 76, 123 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume II: Families Astrocoeniidae, Pocilloporidae, Euphyllidae, Oculinidae, Meandrinidae, Siderastreidae, Agariciidae, Fungiidae, Rhizangiidae, Pectiniidae, Merulinidae, Dendrophylliidae, Caryophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 2, pp. 429.
page(s): 152 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Schmerfeld, J. (2004). Coral survey from Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2004 [Table 3]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 2 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India.</em> 25, 1-2, 78-90.
page(s): 83 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C. C.; Fellegara, I.; Muir, P. R.; Harrison, P. L. (2009). The scleractinian corals of Moreton Bay, eastern Australia: high latitude, marginal assemblages with increasing species richness. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54, 2
page(s): 9 [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Nontype BMNH, geounit Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM [details]
Nontype WAM 230-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 232-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 233-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 238-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 439-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are encrusting or massive. Calices are about 2 - 4 mm diameter, and septa have a characteristic petaloid structure. This is a very common and abundant species at depths between 8 and 30 m deep on reefs with clear or even moderately turbid water such as the central barrier reef in the Red Sea, exposed fringing reefs, and atoll slopes. Its small colony size, grey or brown colour and its preference for crevices probably makes it under-recognised. In the Arabian region, this species encompasses P. superficialis, P. profundicella and P. nierstraszi, though these latter three species appear to be separate in the Australian region. The gradations relate to both calical structures and to collines. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are submassive. Corallites are situated at the bottom of shallow depressions or short non-meandering valleys. Primary septo-costae are petaloid but not exsert. Colour: grey or brown. Abundance: rare. (Veron, 1986 <57>)

Usually forms small, low, mound-like encrustations with a pattern of shallow valleys each occupied by up to three corallites. The petal-like structure is more conspicuous in this species as the corallites are larger. Colour: light grey or brown. Habitat: cryptic locations on reefs. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Spelling Spelled P. haimiana in Faure (1977) .
Type locality: Seychelles Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
Japanese ヤスリアミメサンゴ/トゲアミメサンゴ  [details]